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    • ADDRESS:
      3/F, 57 Maoming Nan Lu,
      near Changle Lu
      茂名南路57号3楼, 近长乐路
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    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Middle Huaihai Rd
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sun, 7pm-2am
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted, Alipay, WeChat
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    • Editor's Description
      Tucked into the velvety loft of the Lyceum Theatre (take the stairs up to the right immediately inside the doors), Candor is a cocktail bar with a small/intimate stage. It leans heavily on nostalgia for a sort of 1920's-via-1950's burlesque aesthetic. It's dominated by a curtained stage that stops a few inches short of the seating area, vintage paintings and photos on the walls, masks, feathers in place of flowers, crystal chandelier lighting, and a long bar manned by waistcoated bartenders. Private booths line the walls. It's exceedingly red. Cocktails are, for the most part, in the 90-100rmb range, and "bold." Several come with a licorice straw, or a miniature cinema-style popcorn bucket hanging off the side. There are regular shows of the showgirl/cabaret/burlesque variety, but they sometimes host in other styles, sticking close to the early-mid 20th century. The seating's pretty strict during shows: tickets on the door don't guarantee a seat.
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    • Beyond the Mask

      Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
    • Carnival Dreams

      The talented underbelly of Shanghai reunites with Cocosanti at the helm for Candor's end of the year extravaganza: Carnival Dreams. This dark circus experience will exploit an eerie ambiance with a truly unpredictable night of...
    • Jam Session

      Musicians and lovers of jamming out: Jacky, the mind behind Magpie, is hosting a night of performance, celebration and two for one cocktails. Grab your instrument and join. Free entry.
    • Candor pres. 'Black Mirror'

      A brand new Cabaret show with Dark Circus Experience — 'Black Mirror" — a tantalizing stage show about the demons that devour us. Don't miss out on this exciting new cabaret and burlesque stage act from Shanghai's most talented...
    • The Greatest Showmen

      Candor presents a two-night special event inspired by the 2017 film and the Barnum & Bailey Circus, “The Greatest Showman.” Follow their Ringmaster as he searches for talent to feature in his extraordinary circus. Will he find a perfect...


    • A Drag Tribute: Lady Gaga

      Candor’s Ballroom is proud to present “A Drag Tribute: Lady Gaga”, a salute to the Queen of Monsters. After a month long hiatus, join Shanghai’s finest Drag Queens as they honour the icon who has pushed every boundary to redefined music,...
      • Arts, Nightlife | Candor | Daily until Mar 23 2019
      • 2019-03-22 Finished
    • This Is Cabaret

      Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be performed with a full cast of...
      • Arts | Candor | Saturdays until Mar 21 2019
      • 2019-03-20 Finished
    • Candor pres. Cinderella

      CANDOR's newest production, "Cinderella" is a cabaret-comedy hot-take on the fairy tale. You've got your downtrodden pretty heroine, a wholesome fairy godmother, psychotic stepmother and her daughers, and the handsome prince who's going...
      • Nightlife | Candor | Daily until Mar 16 2019
      • 2019-03-15 Finished
    • Burlesque

      Based on the 2010 tour de force film ( it was a tour de force I tell you ) of the same name, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, about a small-town girl who moves to Los Angeles, and meets a legendary burlesque performer who changes...
      • Arts, Nightlife | Candor | Every Fri, Sat until Mar 14
      • 2019-03-13 Finished
    • Into the Candorland

      Man, feels like Shanghai's on a bit of an Alice bender! Candor leaps through the looking-glass and into the mix. Blur the lines between sweet dreams and twisted reality with Candor's twisted homage to classic literature: welcome to Alice...
      • Arts | Candor | Daily until Mar 2 2019
      • 2019-03-01 Finished
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